A story of life in a Japanese prison camp, first in Pelambang, on Sumatra, later in Mantok, told by a UP correspondent, who had escaped from Shanghai, only to be captured when his ship was sunk, -- this differs from other POW accounts in its accent on the spiritual values discovered and the sincere belief manifested throughout internment. Working in the hospital he accents too the diseases prevalent -- malaria, the assorted itches, dysentry, beriberi, blackwater fever, etc., etc., and the response of the men to their physical ills; he also records the cumulative effects of malnutrition. The author, with two escapes from death, found the faith of the nuns, at a nearby hospital, of the ministers and bishops of various faiths, a source of encouragement to him, watched their influence on others. This is the record of mental battles, of courage sustained by deep faith and as such offers quite a contrast to previous books. It should make a plus sale in religious and inspirational books.